Scott Walker Is the Worst Candidate for the EnvironmentIt’s a tough call, but the Wisconsin governor edges out the others when it comes to energy and pollution.
Taking Research for GrantedTexas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Drought Is Coming for Your BeerUnlocking the barley genome could help prevent a brewing catastrophe.
Washington Is Outdoing California and Texas in Renewable EnergyRenewable-energy consumption by state.
Europe Goes DarkHow Germany is preparing its extensive solar power network for a total solar eclipse.
The Town Almost Swallowed by a Coal MineIf Germany can’t kick its coal habit, can anyone?
Before and After in Breezy Point, QueensA year after Hurricane Sandy, rebuilding continues, but the neighborhood faces a new threat from Congress.
The Best Police Blotter in America The procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
McDonald’s, Unable to Fix Its Dismal Monthly Sales Numbers, Will Now Just Stop Sharing Them
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
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A Day in the Life A behind-the-scenes look into how Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist, is made.
The NYT’s Summer Reading List Is All Books From White Writers. That’s Not Its Only Problem.
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How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.